[SeaBIOS] [PATCH] ramdisk: search for all available floppy images instead of one

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Sat Nov 10 19:16:16 CET 2018

On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 01:07:20AM +0300, Mike Banon wrote:
> All the floppy images available at CBFS will be found and listed in a
> boot menu, instead of the first found. Could be highly valuable if you
> are participating in a hobby OS development - would like to test
> multiple versions of your floppy in the same coreboot image, to reduce
> the amount of re-flashes and accelerate the development at bare metal
> - or simply would like to access multiple floppies as a coreboot user;
> for example: KolibriOS (nice assembly OS with GUI), FreeDOS, Visopsys
> and memtest (coreboot's own memtest version is a bit buggy, e.g.
> external USB keyboard isn't working there at some laptops)

Thanks.  However I'm concerned that this would reserve memory for all
of the floppy images in the e820 map (and thus the final OS would not
be able to use that memory).  I think if multiple floppy support was
desired then we'd want to delay memory reservation until after a
particular image was selected in the boot menu.


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